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CFP: Media-Bridge-Cultures Conference (December 2015)

Call for Papers: Media – Bridge – Cultures Conference

10. + 11. December, 2015 – Kadir Has University, Istanbul

The Media-Bridge-Cultures conference in Istanbul will address transnational bridging functions of the media as connecting agents between cultures and countries. A special emphasis will be placed on mediated bridges between Germany and Turkey.

FUNDS: GHI Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships

The GHI awards short-term fellowships to German and American doctoral students as well as postdoctoral scholars in the fields of German history, the history of German-American relations, and the history of the role of Germany and the USA in international relations. These fellowships are also available to German doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars in the field of American history. We especially invite applications from doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars who currently do not receive funding from their home institutions.

ANN: "Chidushim - Studies in the History of German and Central European Jewry" on Martin Buber (Volume 17)

The Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem is glad to announce the publication of two special issues of Chidushim - Studies in the History of German and Central European Jewry, volume 17, issues 1 and 2 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Martin Buber's death (in Hebrew).

 

Volume 17.1

Stefan Vogt, Zionism and Ethical Socialism in Weimar Germany

Yaron Cohen Tzemach, Martin Buber and Rudolf Otto – A Theological Dialogue

New Books in German History & German Studies (August 2015)

At the beginning of the month, we will publish our next bulletin on new books in German History and German Studies. If you would like to announce the  publication of your book, please submit the following information to lhilton(at)muskingum.edu by July 31: the author's name, the title of the book, the press, the month it appeared in print, and a link to the publisher/book's site (optional).

TOC: Zeithistorische Forschungen/Studies in Contemporary History 12 (2015), 1

Zeithistorische Forschungen/Studies in Contemporary History (ZF/SCH) 12 (2015), 1

Liebe Leserinnen und Leser,

parallel zur Freischaltung unserer aktuellen Ausgabe (Heft 1/2015) sind jetzt die Beiträge des »offenen« Hefts 1/2014 als pdf-Dateien im Layout der Druckausgabe auf der Website frei verfügbar (<http://www.zeithistorische-forschungen.de/1-2014>).


Zeithistorische Forschungen/Studies in Contemporary History

TOC: The Importance of Being German: Narratives and Identities in the Berlin Republic - German Politics and Society, Volume 33, Issue 1-2 (Spring/Summer 2015)

We are pleased to announce that the latest issue of German Politics and Society has been published by Berghahn Journals.  This special double issue is titled The Importance of Being German: Narratives and Identities in the Berlin Republic. The articles continue a cross-disciplinary conversation that began as part of a three-year research project funded by the German Academic Service (DAAD) at the University of Birmingham.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Andrés Mario Zervigón
Reviewer: 
Kristopher Imbrigotta

Imbrigotta on Zervigón, 'John Heartfield and the Agitated Image: Photography, Persuasion, and the Rise of Avant-garde Photomontage'


Andrés Mario Zervigón. John Heartfield and the Agitated Image: Photography, Persuasion, and the Rise of Avant-garde Photomontage. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012. Illustrations. 336 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-98177-2.

Reviewed by Kristopher Imbrigotta (University of Puget Sound)
Published on H-German (July, 2015)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

Prosecutor with Scissors: John Heartfield and the Photomontage

Author: 
Börries Kuzmany
Reviewer: 
Elizabeth Morrow Clark

Clark on Kuzmany, 'Brody: Eine galizische Grenzstadt im langen 19. Jahrhundert'


Börries Kuzmany. Brody: Eine galizische Grenzstadt im langen 19. Jahrhundert. Vienna: Böhlau Verlag Wien, 2011. 406 pp. EUR 35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-205-78763-1.

Reviewed by Elizabeth Morrow Clark (West Texas A&M University)
Published on H-German (July, 2015)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

Brody is Always Brody: A Galician Border City in the Long Nineteenth Century

Author: 
Glenn Dynner
Reviewer: 
Karen Auerbach

Auerbach on Dynner, 'Yankel's Tavern: Jews, Liquor, and Life in the Kingdom of Poland'


Glenn Dynner. Yankel's Tavern: Jews, Liquor, and Life in the Kingdom of Poland. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. 249 pp. $74.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-998851-8.

Reviewed by Karen Auerbach (University of North Carolina Chapel Hill)
Published on H-German (June, 2015)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

Coexistence and Symbiosis: The Jewish Tavernkeeper in Nineteenth-Century Poland

Author: 
David R. Dorondo
Reviewer: 
Kelly McFall

McFall on Dorondo, 'Riders of the Apocalypse: German Cavalry and Modern Warfare, 1870-1945'


David R. Dorondo. Riders of the Apocalypse: German Cavalry and Modern Warfare, 1870-1945. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2012. 352 pp. $36.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61251-086-6.

Reviewed by Kelly McFall
Published on H-German (June, 2015)
Commissioned by Shannon Nagy

Delaying the Inevitable: The Decline of the Cavalry in Germany

Author: 
Ralph Jessen, Lydia Nembach-Langer, eds.
Reviewer: 
Robert P. Stephens

Stephens on Jessen and Nembach-Langer, 'Transformations of Retailing in Europe after 1945'


Ralph Jessen, Lydia Nembach-Langer, eds. Transformations of Retailing in Europe after 1945. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate Pub., 2012. xvi + 234 pp. GBP 74.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4094-2444-4; ISBN 978-1-4094-2445-1.

Reviewed by Robert P. Stephens (Virginia Tech)
Published on H-German (April, 2015)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

A Close Examination of Postwar Retailing

Author: 
Thomas Trezise
Reviewer: 
Lily E. Hirsch

Hirsch on Thomas Trezise, 'Witnessing Witnessing: On the Reception of Holocaust Survivor Testimony'


Thomas Trezise. Witnessing Witnessing: On the Reception of Holocaust Survivor Testimony. New York: Fordham University Press, 2013. 336 pp. $26.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8232-4448-5.

Reviewed by Lily E. Hirsch (California State University-Bakersfield)
Published on H-German (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

Trauma and Biography

Author: 
Thomas Doherty
Reviewer: 
Tom Saunders

Saunders on Doherty, 'Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939'


Thomas Doherty. Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939. Film and Culture Series. New York: Columbia University Press, 2013. 448 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-16392-7; $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-16393-4.

Reviewed by Tom Saunders (University of Victoria)
Published on H-German (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

Business Strategies, Politics and Morality: American Cinema and Nazi Germany

Author: 
Martin Schaad
Reviewer: 
Christiane Grieb

Grieb on Schaad, 'Dann geh doch rüber - Über die Mauer in den Osten'


Martin Schaad. Dann geh doch rüber - Über die Mauer in den Osten. Berlin: Ch Links Verlag, 2009. x + 208 pp. EUR 4.95 (paper), ISBN 978-3-86153-516-4.

Reviewed by Christiane Grieb (University College London)
Published on H-German (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Shannon Nagy

Stasiobjekt “Mauer”: Menschen im Konflikt zwischen Mauer und Souveränität

Author: 
Leighton S. James
Reviewer: 
Robert D. Billinger, Jr.

Billinger, Jr. on James, 'Witnessing the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars in German Central Europe'


Leighton S. James. Witnessing the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars in German Central Europe. War, Culture and Society, 1750-1850 Series. London: Palgrave Macmillan. xiii + 281 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-230-24917-2.

Reviewed by Robert D. Billinger, Jr. (Wingate University)
Published on H-German (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

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